Solar power is blooming marvellous in Hereford

Eco2Solar, Solar PV, renewable energy
Pictured with the 80 kW solar PV installation at The Rose Garden Extracare village in Hereford are (from left) Simon Williams (maintenance manager at Festival Housing), Steve Vizard (head of maintenance at Festival Housing), Pawel Wiktor (project surveyor at Festival Housing) and Paul Hutchens, managing director of Eco2Solar (right).

An 80 kW solar PV system at The Rose Garden Extracare village in Hereford is expected to produce over 67 MWh of electricity a year, saving each resident around £80 a year on energy bills and 33.5 t of CO2 savings. This major investment by Festival Housing, owner of the Rose Garden, was installed by Eco2Solar following competitive tendering. It is Festival Housing’s largest installation of solar panels to date.

The installation comprises 245 panels. All electricity generated will be used on site, and the project will benefit from the Feed-in Tariff.

As part of its on-going partnership with Festival Housing, Eco2Solar has recently completed solar PV installation on 180 domestic homes in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Paul Hutchens, managing director of Eco2Solar, says, ‘We are delighted to strengthen our partnership and help Festival generate its own electricity at The Rose Garden.’

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